MCAD News


NOMADS Issue 3 features the work of MCAD illustration student, Thyra Helgensen. Helgensen created multiple illustrations for the Farewell To Burma story. NOMADS is a travel magazine featuring world renowned photographers, writers, and other contributors.

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A painting by current MFA student Dani Wagner was recently accepted into a group juried exhibition at Middle Tennessee State University. The 12 x 12 Exhibition will take place from January 17 through February 14, 2013.

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The Star Tribune featured Tom Garrett's work from MN FUNK, a show of 13 artists at the Katerine E. Nash Gallery. The art review was by Mary Abbe.

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Heeyun Kim, a current MFA student in Comic Art, was featured in [b]racket magazine, an independent art magazine in Daegu, South Korea which introduces multicultural artists. The article on Kim included three of her illustrations along with a write up on her work.

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Dylan Davis ‘12 was featured in CMYK Magazine's Top New Creatives 54 for his illustration Dental Artifacts, which was completed as an assignment for Carrie Hartman's Professional Practice class in the Spring of 2012.

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Work by Jim Keefe (Adjunct Faculty, Design) will be featured on the cover of the February 2013 issue of Comics Revue, a comic strip anthology magazine.

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Natasha Pestich (Adjunct Faculty, Fine Arts) has work featured in "Art Formerly Known As Prints," the winter cooperative exhibition at Highpoint Center for Printmaking. The exhibition opened on December 7, 2012 and runs through January 26, 2013.


Andy Sturdevant writes a weekly column titled The Stroll for MinnPost. In November, he wrote about “MCAD’s Art Cellar and the Ephemeral Art of Handmade Signage.”

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Tom Garrett created an illustration based on the story Sherlock Homes and the Case of the Speckled Band for the October issue of Scholastic Scope Magazine.


Quodlibetica's Constellation 22 again featured a lineup of MCAD staff, faculty, and alumni. Faculty and founder Lightsey Darst, staff member Jenna Westrick, and alum Katelyn Farstad were among the contributors.

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A story on the MCAD Art Sale was featured on BoingBoing, one of the world’s most read blogs. BoingBoing recieves more monthly page views than the websites of all regional newspapers and most national newspapers. The article also links to the Star Tribune story about the entrepreneurial success of MCAD artists.


Tom Garrett is part of a group exhibition at the Katherine E. Nash gallery at the Regis Center for Art. Minnesota Funk. a group exhibition that playfully explores the diverse side of Minnesota culture kicks off the 10th anniversary year. The public reception was on December 6 at the Regis Center.


Gregory Euclide '08 designed the album art for the Minnesota Beatle Project Vol. 4.

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Gregory Euclide ‘08 was featured in the Gestalen Press book, High Touch: Tactile Design and Visual Explorations.

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A blog post by Jim Keefe (Adjunct Faculty, Design) on the business of cartooning was highlighted by The Beat, the news blog of comic culture. The Beat is listed as one of the twenty-five best blogs of 2012 by Time online.

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Media Arts professor Vince Leo reviewed Elementary Calculus by J. Carrier. His review is posted on the Little Brown Mushroom blog.

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Matthew Plumstead ‘08 was interviewed in Dwell, a magazine on modern design and architecture. The interview focused on his Integrated Workstation project, which won a Red Dot award for best design concept.

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Erin Moren ‘07 and Nate Moren ‘08 are the co-owners, designers, and fabricators of Tandem Made, a Minneapolis based custom design and build studio. They are excited to announce the launch of their new website designed by Justin McKinley ‘10 and developed by Tyler Stefanich ‘09. Visit the Tandem Made site at tandemmade.com.

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Patrick Redmond ’72 and Nancy Rice (Faculty, Advertising) attended the “Mad Men & Women of Minneapolis” event held by the Advertising Federation of Minnesota.


Patrick Redmond ‘72 received a Merit Award from the Advertising Federation of Minnesota, a member of the American Advertising Federation, in AdFed’s The Show 2012 competition on November 9.


Current MFA Student Kate Thomas will showcase her work on Nicollet and 26th street from December 1 - February 15 as part of the Artists in Storefronts project.

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Tom Garrett created illustrations about the executive chef of the White House and the Obama family for the December 2012 issue of Food Network Magazine. Garret’s seven illustrations are based on the process of creating the holiday gingerbread house.

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Emma Trithart ‘08 launched her new website, which includes several works exhibited at the Light Grey Art Lab.

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Current MFA Zach Collins was selected to exhibit in Gallery 110’s Annual Juried exhibition.

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Emily Harris '07 was hired at Lerner Publishing Group and will join Minnesota AIGA Board of Directors as the Associate Director of Archives.

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